With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Monday, February 8, 2010

Shooting the messenger

Tom VanderArk, Kevin Carey, Lisa Graham-Keegan and other charter cheerleaders are circling the wagons in response to a study released last week by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA that called charter schools "a political success," but a "civil rights failure." The report found that charter schools are more racially segregated than traditional public schools and asserted that those in the western United States are havens for white re-segregation.

I think it was Shakespeare who first wrote: "Don't shoot the messenger."

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